MONTREAL Oct 6 The world's first aviation
pollution agreement was endorsed by a key United Nations
committee on Thursday, bolstering the deal's chances of approval
by member states after years of talks.
The International Civil Aviation Organization's global
carbon offseting system is expected to cost airlines less than 2
percent of revenues and would apply to international passenger
and cargo flights, and business jets that generate more than
10,000 tonnes of emissions annually.
(Reporting by Allison Lampert; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)